Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2633–2646, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2633–2646, 2016
Research article
21 Jun 2016
Research article | 21 Jun 2016

Differential absorption radar techniques: water vapor retrievals

Luis Millán et al.

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We discuss the theoretical capabilities of a radar technique to measure profiles of water vapor in cloudy/precipitating areas. The method uses two radar pulses at different frequencies near the 183 GHz H2O absorption line to determine water vapor profiles by measuring the differential absorption on and off the line. Results of inverting synthetic data assuming a satellite radar are presented.